Foxfinder at Ambassadors Theatre tickets
Foxfinder at Ambassadors Theatre tickets

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Overview

Olivier Award-winning Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon stars in the West End premiere of Dawn King’s dark thriller Foxfinder at the Ambassadors Theatre. Playing a limited season, the award-winning drama is set in a dystopian world where England’s harvests are in crisis, and foxes are the primary source of corruption and infestation.

Judith and Samuel Covey’s harvest has failed to meet government targets and trained “Foxfinder” William Bloor is tasked with hunting the animals out and eradicating them for good. However, when he arrives at the couple’s farm, he begins to realise that more questions are arising than answers. After all, how far can you believe something before you begin to question it?

First seen at the Finborough Theatre in 2011, the production was named one of The Independent’s top five plays of the year, going on to earn the Papatango New Writing Prize in the same year. Writer Dawn King later went on to win the National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award in 2013.

Iwan Rheon stars as William Bloor. Best-known for his role on HBO’s Game of Thrones, his extensive screen credits include E4’s Misfits, The Artist, Our Girl and Viscous. He was the recipient of the 2010 Olivier Award for his role as Moritz in Spring Awakening, and he has also appeared in the Royal Court’s Remembrance Day.

Additional casting includes Heidi Reed (BBC's Poldark), Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife) and Paul Nicholls (Law & Order, EastEnders).

Rachel O’Riordan directs the production, after recently winning the Olivier Award for Killology at the Royal Court. Foxfinder also features design by Gary McCann and lighting design by Paul Anderson, with sound design and compositions by Simon Slater.

An award-winning drama that promises plenty of suspense, thrills and comedy, Foxfinder plays a strictly limited season at the Ambassadors Theatre. The production runs at the London venue from 6 September 2018 to 5 January 2019, with a press night on 13 September 2018.

Recommended for

Those familiar with Iwan Rheon’s work should take the chance to see him return to the stage, whilst fans of dark, intense thrillers would thoroughly enjoy this award-winning production.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 14+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours (including an interval)
Opened: 06 Sep 2018
Press night: 13 Sep 2018
Booking from: 21 Nov 2018
Booking until: 20 Oct 2018

Location and map

Ambassadors Theatre
West Street
London, WC2H 9ND

25 Reviews Add review

Intriguing play set in a dystopian future with a simple yet eerie set. It left me pondering the story afterwards and I like the am... More

LondonLass 5"1, 186 reviews, 12 helpful votes

I think I enjoyed it, the story is strange. Iwan Rheon is brilliant as is Paul Nicholls, and Bryony Hannah as always shows what a ... More

susanclements 5ft 3, 53 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Absolutely fantastic. Really funny but also gives you a lot to think about. The actors were fabulous!

susannstrobelt 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A very disappointing production in what was billed as a darkly comic dystopian thriller. I found myself questioning what it was al... More

joc78 5"4, 290 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I enjoyed Foxfinder. The story was obscure, and a little dark. The acting was extraordinary, and overall I really enjoyed this lit... More

linejensen 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

An odd show that didn't sizzle in the West End. It felt like it should have been in a smaller venue off the West End. The cast is ... More

barrythompson1 50 reviews, 0 helpful votes

arvenare 165cm, 26 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Tense dark drama, very well performed but I was confused by timeline? Was it past, future or both?

rachelgreene 35 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Martin02 177cm, 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes